Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Review) was launched in India last week, and will go on sale in the country via Amazon India and Mi.com from 12pm IST, Tuesday. Ahead of the sale, Amazon India has detailed the launch offers buyers can avail.
The Redmi 4 launch offers on Amazon India include discounts on Mi Cases (down to Rs. 349 from Rs. 499), Mi Headphones starting at Rs. 599, flat Rs. 500 cashback with YES Bank debit and credit cards, up to Rs. 5,000 off on GoIbibo flight and hotel bookings, and Rs. 200 credit on the Kindle app. The company has also detailed a 45GB free data offer from Vodafone. Redmi 4 buyers will need to purchase a 1GB or higher 4G data pack or plan, and will get 9GB of free data for up to five recharges or monthly rentals.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 has been launched in three memory/ storage variants in India, however, only the lower two will go on sale via Amazon India this week. The 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant has been priced at Rs. 6,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant has been priced at Rs. 8,999, while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 10,999. The last variant won’t be going on sale on Tuesday via either Amazon India or Mi.com, and will only become available to purchase by the end of June, the company reveals. All three variants will be available in Matte Black and Elegant Gold colour options.
The Redmi 4 variant unveiled in China is different from India variant. The India variant is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset, making it closer to the Redmi 4X that was launched in Xiaomi’s home market in February.
The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It sports an all-metal body and a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It bears a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display, and is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC coupled with 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB of RAM.
The Redmi 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture. As we mentioned, the Xiaomi Redmi 4X will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Connectivity options on the Redmi 4 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, Bluetooth v4.1, and 3.5mm audio jack. It also sports an infrared sensor. It measures 139.2×69.6.x8.6mm, and weighs 150 grams. It is powered by a 4100mAh battery.
Xiaomi is touting several features on the Redmi 4 smartphone. These include App Lock (password and fingerprint locks for apps), Second Space (allowing multi-account profiles), and Dual Apps (allowing users to utilise two different WhatsApp accounts simultaneously). Special beta preview of Android Nougat-based MIUI will be available to users out-of-the-box. The infrared sensor on board allows the smartphone to be used as a universal remote control.